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A first look at ‘Pistol’, Danny Boyle’s Sex Pistols biopic series

The first two images have been released from Pistol – Danny Boyle’s new biopic series about the Sex Pistols. The upcoming limited series by FX is based on guitarist Steve Jones’ 2018 memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a SexPistol, and features Game of Thrones‘ Maisie Williams as punk icon Jordan (aka Pamela Rooke), and Babyteeth‘s Toby Wallace as Jones.

In the picture we can see Wallace as a striking fit as Jones, alongside Anson Boon as Johnny Rotten, Louis Partridge as Sid Vicious and newcomer Jacob Slater as drummer Paul Cook. Iris Law will appear beside them as punk icon Soo Catwoman, with Dylan Llewellyn (Derry Girls) cast as Wally Nightingale and Sydney Chandler (Don’t Worry Darling) as Chrissie Hynde. Emma Appleton (The Witcher) will portray Nancy Spungen.

On March 3, it was also confirmed that Thomas Brodie-Sangster will star as legendary Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, with Tallulah Riley tackling the role of design icon Vivienne Westwood.

Pistol, has been created for TV by Craig Pearce (The Great Gatsby) and is written by Pearce and Frank Cottrell-Boyce (24 Hour Party People). Filming started on March 7, though no official premiere date has been confirmed yet.

Director and executive producer Dany Boyle described the Pistols’ breakthrough as “the moment that British society and culture changed forever”.

“Imagine breaking into the world of The Crown and Downton Abbey with your mates and screaming your songs and your fury at all they represent,”

the Oscar-winner said.

“This is the moment that British society and culture changed forever.
“It is the detonation point for British street culture… where ordinary young people had the stage and vented their fury and their fashion… and everyone had to watch & listen…and everyone feared them or followed them. The Sex Pistols.
“At its centre was a young charming illiterate kleptomaniac – a hero for the times – Steve Jones, who became in his own words, the 94th greatest guitarist of all time. This is how he got there,”

Boyle added.


Source: NME